CLEANING A STAINLESS STEEL WATCH
Stainless steel watches, who doesn't love them if you are a watch fanatic? Unfortunately, smudges and stains are unavoidable for all types of watches. Especially when it comes to maintaining that pretty shine for your stainless steel watches.
Alright, before proceeding on to the cleaning section, let's just get some stuff that we'll need first, shall we?
Step 1: Wiping the Surface Carefully
Before you apply anything else, the very first step you have to do is wipe the surface with a non-abrasive washcloth. While you are doing this, do wipe your watch face thoroughly and remember to wipe in small, circular motions to remove any smudges and dirt.
Step 2: Crevices and more Crevices
You'll typically find dirt trapped in the crevices of your stainless steel watch band, annoying isn't it? You can use a dry toothbrush (or a toothpick) to reach into these tiny spaces and dislodge those annoying dirt.
Step 3: Cleaning your Watch Face
If your watchband is removable, detach it so that it will allow you to clean both your watch band and your watch face easier.
Now, get your non-abrasive washcloth and apply a small amount of glass cleaner and thoroughly rub all sides of your watch face and your watch band. Remember, just like in the first step, clean it in gentle, circular motions.
Step 4: Cleaning your Watch Band
Depending on which method you'll prefer, you can choose to clean your watch band with a toothbrush, or clean it with the brush after soaking it in the cup.
You can use the toothbrush to reach into those crevices and clean it properly, especially for getting those dirt that are even harder to reach and clean. Or, you can alternatively pour some glass cleaner into the cup and place your watchband into the cup, if it is removable.
Let it soak for fifteen minutes and take it out, and proceed to brush the watchband with the toothbrush.
Step 5: Rinsing with Water
After you are done with cleaning the watch band and watch face, you can rinse your watch band with water. Pay careful attention to it to ensure that the glass cleaner is properly washed off.
Moving on to the watch face, you have to clean it with a slightly dampened non-abrasive washcloth since it isn't water resistant, even if it is water resistant, you shouldn't rinse it with water. Thoroughly wipe every trace of the glass cleaner off, dry the parts with another non-abrasive washcloth.
...and you are done! Finally, you can reconnect the parts of your watches and your watch is definitely cleaner compared to its previous dull state.
Things you'll need:
- Two non-abrasive washcloth
- Glass cleaner or white vinegar
- Dry toothbrush
- A cup (if your watch band is removable)